Susan Hwang

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Susan Hwang

Modern Korean Literature

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Nam Center for Korean Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Modern Korean Literature
    • Literary Criticism
  • About

    Susan's present research is on the role of literary criticism in generating collective resistance against the authoritarian regimes of South Korea, especially during the years between mid-1960s and 1980s.  In her dissertation, she investigates the development of oppositional literary criticism at key political epochs in South Korea between 1966 and the present, focusing in particular on the relationship between “national literature movement” (minjok munhak undong), third-world literature movement, the status of realism in both movements, and the rise of literati and intellectuals as political subjects.  

  • Education
    • B.A., University of California-Los Angeles, 2005
    • M.A., Columbia University, 2008
  • Languages (other than English)
    • Korean
    • Mandarin Chinese